For the past few years I’ve been tracking stats about larp attendance in New Zealand. The full dataset is available on the web here:
Overall known attendance seems to have dropped by ~5%, or about 120 places. This was mostly due to a dropoff in Auckland, counterbalanced slightly by increases in Wellington and Christchurch. Both Auckland and Wellington had healthy schedules, where there was always something to go to; there was less larp in the other regions.
Caveat: I’m extremely uncertain about the stats for Dunedin this year, as I’ve lost track of their regular campaign. Statistics for other regions are reasonably reliable, though unless GMs update the spreadsheet (many of them have edit rights), there’s some uncertainty about exact numbers going to any particular event. If anyone wants to provide better figures, please do so.